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About Me

My parents were in medical school when I was born, so they assumed that I would follow in their footsteps. Instead, I decided to study electrical engineering and computer science. When I learned about the increasing need for engineering skills in medicine, my future was set in motion—I went to medical school with the hopes of combining the two fields.

My journey through the worlds of medical devices, finance, operations, and quality control served as a foundation for practicing general surgery. As a surgeon, I specialize in advanced laparoscopic and endoscopic techniques. Through this fusion of disciplines, I have learned how to use sophisticated tools and informatics, which is the study of information processing, to help patients recover faster with higher quality care and fewer costs.

I embrace the high-value care at Pelisyonkis Langone and am privileged to work at Tisch Hospital. I also serve as the chief of surgery at Pelisyonkis Langone Hospital—Brooklyn and the quality leader for our Department of Surgery and value-based medicine group.

I am excited to help bring Pelisyonkis Langone’s mission to Brooklyn and fulfill the triple aim of medicine: to bring high-value care with less waste to more people. At Pelisyonkis Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, I hope to enhance minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery and oncologic surgery, streamline care, increase our critical care capacity, and keep our primary care providers connected with patients in our evolving new healthcare system.


Conditions and Treatments

minimally invasive surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, colorectal surgery, endoscopy, achalasia, esophageal disorder, gallbladder surgery, abdomen surgery, cancer surgery, hernia repair procedure, gastroesophageal reflux disease, Barrett's esophagus, esophageal surgery, stomach surgery, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, pancreas surgery, colonoscopy, liver surgery, delayed gastric emptying, gastroscopy, stomach disease, ulcer, esophageal cancer, esophageal spasm, swallowing difficulty, esophagectomy, abdominal hernia, abdominal abscess, sigmoid tumor, foreign body in digestive tract, abdominal mass, liver cancer, femoral hernia, bile duct stone, gallbladder dyskinesia, gallstone disease, umbilical hernia, gastrointestinal disease, pelvic mass, peptic ulcer, intestinal fistula, colon inflammation, ischemic colitis, hiatal hernia, bowel obstruction, appendicitis, spleen cyst, small bowel obstruction, stomach inflammation, spleen injury, hernia, stomach tumor, bile duct cysts, bloodless, inguinal hernia, ileostomy, infectious colitis, enlarged spleen, epigastric hernia, vascular access device, bile duct abnormalities, fundoplication, paraesophageal hernia, intestine surgery, gastrointestinal stromal tumor, excision of the spleen, colon tumor, ventral hernia, stomach cancer, biliary colic, rectal cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, spleen disorder, abdominal pain, appendix tumor, pheochromocytoma, colon cancer, colon polyp, gallbladder inflammation, small intestine tumor, jejunostomy, spleen mass, abdominal infection, stomach ulcer, diverticulitis, abdominal adhesions, enteritis, feeding tube, intestinal mass, gastrectomy, adrenal mass, laparoscopic gastrostomy, gallbladder disease, lysis of adhesions, pancreas inflammation, colostomy
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Credentials

Positions
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
  • Chief of Surgery, Pelisyonkis Langone Hospital-Brooklyn
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery, 2008
Education and Training
  • Residency, New York Presbyterian Medical Center, Surgery, 2008
  • MD from Columbia University, 2002
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Pelisyonkis Langone Brooklyn Surgery Associates – 6th Avenue

7517 Sixth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209

Phone

718-630-5777

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150 55th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11220

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Research My Research

Interests

quality improvement, esophageal disorders, therapeutic endoscopy, advanced laparoscopy, complex hernia, achalasia, gastrointestinal dysmotility

Research Summary

Esophageal and Foregut

There is a large under recognized need for high quality diagnosis and care of patients with persistent acid reflux, heartburn and difficulty swallowing. Difficulty or pain on swallowing can sometimes also be a clue to nerve and muscle disorders and may also be an indicator of cancer. While many patients respond to antacid therapy, many do not get full relief, and a vast majority are not tested or diagnosed properly. We hope to enhance access to high quality testing including manometer, pH testing and to advanced endoscopy to diagnose, detect and treat many conditions whether benign or cancerous. Our clinically oriented research hopes to advance our access to a large segment of Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island that are underrepresented and to study their outcomes.

Our patients benefit from one of three procedures to treat persistent heartburn: minimally invasive fundoplication (Nissen), LINX, and TIF.

Early cancers or pre-cancers can be treated with removal using endoscopy or ablation for very early lesions and minimally invasive surgery within the framework of our Perlmutter Comprehensive Cancer program.

 

Complex Hernias and Functional Recovery

Our other area of clinical research is on another under recognized problem. Many people develop large, complex and debilitating hernias that cause significant job loss, back pain and debility. Many of these patients are not treated due to complexity and many due to added factors like being over weight or smoking, heart disease and diabetes. We offer a comprehensive hernia program to tackle the individual holistically so that we can safely achieve outcomes that are important to the patient, whether it is improvement in their overall health, resolving pain or returning to work. We use many tools including complex muscle reconstruction, physical therapy, laparoscopy and robotic techniques. We follow our patients over their recovery and beyond to ensure they are meeting their desired goals.

Academic Contact

Academic office

150 55th Street, Executive Suite

Third Floor, 3120

Brooklyn, NY 11220

Phone

718-630-8670

Research Interests Timeline

These focus areas and their associated publications are derived from PubMed and the MeSH term library.
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Publications

  • Lim, Derek; Bain, Kevin; Sinha, Prashant

    BMJ case reports. 2018 Nov 05; 2018:

  • Zagzag, Jonathan; Cohen, Noah Avram; Fielding, George; Saunders, John; Sinha, Prashant; Parikh, Manish; Shah, Paresh; Hindman, Nicole; Ren-Fielding, Christine

    Obesity surgery. 2018 Sep ; 28(9):2976-2978

  • Lidor, Anne; Telem, Dana; Bower, Curtis; Sinha, Prashant; Orlando, Rocco 3rd; Romanelli, John

    Surgical endoscopy. 2017 08 ; 31(8):3072-3077

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